Are you fast and furiously rushing about your extra holiday routine? Holiday shopping can be fun when you take the time to slowly and deliberately acknowledge what you are doing and why?
What we do . . . has significance. You give it that significance.
Here is an exercise in realizing your own limits. For the better part of a day, watch how you are using your hands. Everything from noticing them hanging in a relaxed state from the end of your arm down by your side, to working that screw driver without an electrical power tool to aid you. Notice the amount of stress various tasks impose on your fingers, knuckles, joints and wrists. Try not to use your fingernails as a tool for prying things open.
This chart illustrates the significance of your hands. BTW: You can gently massage your hands nearly anywhere, anytime. Gently!
The Holidays tend to prompt us to clean-up and fix-up our homes even when it is just for us alone. It is the end of another very significant year. You know I advocate for being real gentle with yourself. You have one body and one brain for your lifetime. If you give your body the respect it deserves, as a vessel, an amazing body given to you to care for and aid in your development, then . . . you’re good.
Your Mama would like it. Even if she is no longer with us, in your mind, in your memories of her, let her know you are slowing down and deliberately loving this time of year.